New York Gubernatorial and Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

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New York Gubernatorial Election

Primary Date:
September 9, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

November 4 Election Winners:
Andrew Cuomo Democratic Party
Kathy Hochul Democratic Party
Incumbents prior to election:
Andrew Cuomo Democratic Party
Robert Duffy Democratic Party
Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy

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The New York gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Andrew Cuomo (D) is eligible for re-election, as New York has no gubernatorial term limits. The winner of the election will serve a 4-year term in office.

New York is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[1][2][3]


Note: The following list of candidates is not official and will continue to be updated until the 2014 candidate filing deadline. Candidates will be added as we come across them prior to the deadline. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

General election

Democratic Party Andrew Cuomo/Kathy Hochul (also ran on the Working Families Party, the Women's Equality Party and the Independence Party of America Independence Party lines)Green check mark transparent.png[4]
Republican Party Rob Astorino/Chris Moss (also ran on the Conservative Party Conservative Party and "Stop Common Core" lines)[5][4]
Green Party Howie Hawkins/Brian Jones[6]
Libertarian Party Michael McDermott/Chris Edes (nominated at party convention)[7]
Independent Sapient Party - Steven Cohn/Bobby K. Kalotee[8]

Lost in primary


Democratic Party Zephyr Teachout - Fordham University Law professor[9]
Democratic Party Randy Credico[8]

Lieutenant gubernatorial

Democratic Party Tim Wu[10]

Lost at convention


Libertarian Party Nathan LeBron[11][12]
Libertarian Party Richard Cooper - manufacturing executive and Libertarian activist[13][12]

Lieutenant gubernatorial

Libertarian Party Chris Edes - Libertarian activist (nominated for lieutenant governor instead)[14][12]

Did not qualify

Democratic Party Racquel McPherson
Democratic Party Sam Sloan
Democratic Party Nenad Bach[4]
Independent Life and Justice Party candidate Michael J. Carey[8]
Independent Rent is 2 Damn High - Jimmy McMillan/Christalle Felix[8]

Did not file by deadline

Republican Party Steven McLaughlin - State Assemblyman[15]
Republican Party Carl Paladino - 2010 Republican candidate for governor[16]
Independent John Studer - Socialist Workers Party candidate[17]

See also

External links

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  1. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013, through January 3, 2014, researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 New York State Board of Elections, "Candidate Petition List," accessed July 10, 2014
  5. New York Daily News, "Rob Astorino's Potential Governor Run Gets Encouragement, No Promises, From Chris Christie (UPDATED)," November 25, 2013
  6., "Hawkins steps up to take on Cuomo, Governor 1%," January 16, 2014 (dead link)
  7. Michael McDermott New York Governor 2014, "About," accessed April 21, 2014
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 New York State Board of Elections, "Candidate Petition List," accessed July 15, 2014
  9. New York Daily News, "Zephyr Teachout confirms plans for a Democratic primary against Gov. Cuomo," June 13, 2014
  10. New York Daily News, "Zephyr Teachout confirms plans for a Democratic primary against Gov. Cuomo," June 13, 2014
  11. News10, "Nathan LeBron seeks Libertarian endorsement for NY Governor run," February 27, 2014
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 The Libertarian Perty of Suffolk County, NY, "Michael McDermott to Lead Libertarian Team in Drive for Governor’s Race," April 27, 2014
  13. Richard Cooper for NY Governor, "About Richard," March 13, 2014
  14. Chris Edes for Governor, "About Chris," March 13, 2014
  15. New York Post, "Pol running for gov," June 17, 2013
  16. Huffington Post, "Carl Paladino Says He May Run For New York Governor As Conservative Party Candidate," August 26, 2013
  17. The Militant, "Socialist Workers candidates raise fighting demands for working class," May 12, 2014